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Do you want an online Concours?

Great Idea.
13 (65%)
Yes - so long as it is not serious.
3 (15%)
My car is not yet ready.
1 (5%)
Yes, so long as it is serious.
1 (5%)
Total waste of time.
2 (10%)

Total Members Voted: 15

Voting closed: 27 August 2007, 04:31 AM

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BC

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Online Concours?
« on: 13 August 2007, 04:31 AM »
OK 116ers,
Here is the chance to vote on an online Concours.
Details need to be worked out - such as, classes, judging etc.
If the idea has legs, I envisage it running along the lines of; email your best 4 or 5 photos taken in the last month before the closing date and we get a judge to award class wins. Eg: Best engine bay, best interior, best modified, best body  - (No digital enhancement allowed :o)  - best restoration, best windscreen rubber, best dashpad - the list is endless..... ;D wmv files for best exhaust sound?
Obvioulsy this is just the planning stage so post yr ideas - enough classes and we can ALL win!!
This would be an International Concours - carrying all the prestige of Pebble Beach without the cost.  ;)
Voting is open for 14 days only. Ends on 27th August 2007.
If there is interest, I'll organise it - if not, well, I'll.....dunno!!
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BC
« Last Edit: 14 August 2007, 12:33 AM by Brian Crump »
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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #1 on: 13 August 2007, 04:57 AM »
LMAO..I better leave the stripes on the SEL then, For the biggest WTF were they thinking mod (exterior)  :D
I rekon we go for it!
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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #2 on: 13 August 2007, 08:28 AM »
BC, I hope 'Photoshop' pictures are NOT going to be allowed!
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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #3 on: 13 August 2007, 01:47 PM »
Yehey!  My windshield rubber is new!  ;D
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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #4 on: 13 August 2007, 02:59 PM »
What a fabulous idea!

Plus great motivation for all of us to take extremely good photographs of our cars.

We need a paypal link on this site for all the wonderful 116 merchandise we will eventually have anyway!

(hats, badges, shirts etc etc etc) and if we all chip in a couple of dollars we might have a nice certificate in each category?

(personally, I think to be fair, a "brown car only" category would keep us from sweeping the concours)

 8)
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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #5 on: 14 August 2007, 02:30 AM »
It sounds like a great idea BC, I say go for it! I can't imagine I'd win any class at all, but it would be fun and interesting none the less!  ;D
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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #6 on: 14 August 2007, 02:49 AM »
Quote
It sounds like a great idea BC, I say go for it! I can't imagine I'd win any class at all, but it would be fun and interesting none the less!
Maybe the long distnace award?
How many Ks has yr car done, Andrew?
Regards,
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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #7 on: 14 August 2007, 02:53 AM »

Maybe the long distnace award?
How many Ks has yr car done, Andrew?
Regards,
BC

Hmm...about 542,000Kms now. That's a rounded off figure, but all I need to do is peak at the odometer  ;D
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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #8 on: 14 August 2007, 04:13 AM »
andrew, you should enter the >500,000km category...maybe not too many entries here
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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #9 on: 14 August 2007, 03:10 PM »
How about distance from concours site?  I'd say if I drilled a hole straight down I'd probably come up somewhere near Styria.... ;D
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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #10 on: 14 August 2007, 07:56 PM »
Actually, I just looked at my odometer and I was way out.....it actually reads 544,288Kms.  ;)
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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #11 on: 17 August 2007, 02:38 AM »
I'm still trying work out if there are enough entrants. Come on folks - just a tick on the poll will do.
We must have more than 16 active members?
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« Last Edit: 17 August 2007, 02:47 AM by Brian Crump »
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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #12 on: 17 August 2007, 02:49 AM »
I'm just wondering who voted "Total waste of time"  :o

I'm guessing they will choose to remain nameless.. ;)
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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #13 on: 17 August 2007, 07:54 AM »
I'm just wondering who voted "Total waste of time"  :o

I'm guessing they will choose to remain nameless.. ;)

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Re: Online Concours?
« Reply #14 on: 18 August 2007, 02:14 AM »
Great idea BC - go for it. You know we will all be behind you.